|Country of Birth||Canada|
|Birthday||May 27, 1996|
|Team||Counter Logic Gaming|
|Xbox One ID||RoyaI 2|
|2010-2010||Sicker Than Yo Average|
|2011-2011||Swagger Like Us|
|2014-2014||Shoot to Kill|
|Nov 2014 - Sep 2016||Counter Logic Gaming|
|Sep 2016 - Present||OpTic Gaming|
Mathew Fiorante was born on May 27, 1996. He is from Regina, Saskatchewan.
Royal2 competed in his first professional tournament at only 14 years of age, attending MLG Columbus 2010 as a member of Young Money with teammates Homicide, Minority and Talent. Later that year he attended MLG Raleigh 2010 alongside Blaze, Jerawockee and Monix on Sicker Than Yo Average and placed 15th.
Royal2 started 2011 as a member of Swagger Like Us alongside Arkanum, Dersky and Thrust and got 7th place at MLG Dallas 2011 with the lineup. They then swapped Dersky for Soldier187 and placed 9th at MLG Columbus 2011. Royal2 then became a member of Quantic Fallen with Arkanum, Brake and Goofy and placed 13th with them at MLG Anaheim 2011. He and Arkanum competed at the next event alongside Bestman and Clutch under the banner Quantic Fire and placed 13th at MLG Raleigh 2011. His next two events would see him as a member of Warriors with Clutch, Dersky and SnakeBite. The roster would go on to place 3rd in MLG Orlando 2011 and 2nd in MLG Providence 2011. For the final MLG Reach tournament Royal2 and SnakeBite would join Enable and Flamesword as members of Status Quo. The roster took home first place at the MLG Winter Championship 2012.
Royal2 remained a member of Status Quo for the MLG Fall Championship 2012 where they placed 3rd. This would be Royal2's only major Halo 4 tournament.
Halo 2: Anniverary
When the MCC launched, he became a member of Shoot to Kill alongside OGRE2, Heinz and SnakeBite. They finished 3rd at the MCC Launch Invitational. For HCS Season 1, Counter Logic Gaming announced the acquisition of StK. They proceeded to win Iron Gaming Columbus 2014 and finish 2nd at both UGC St. Louis 2015 and Gamers For Giving 2015, before repeating the 2nd placing in the season finals at PAX East 2015. Royal2 was one of the standout slayers in season 1, providing many highlights throughout the season.
CLG underwent a roster change during the offseason, with Heinz being released and Cloud being brought in. The new roster finished 5th at Iron Games Atlanta 2015, the first time Royal2 and SnakeBite had placed below 3rd together. The CLG duo returned to form at HCS Indianapolis however, finishing in 2nd place. CLG again fell to EG in the finals at the HCS Season 2 Finals, ending the season with a 2nd place finish.
CLG made roster changes going into Halo 5, replacing Cloud with Frosty and, controversially, OGRE2 with Lethul. The new roster's first tournament was the X Games Aspen 2016 invitational, where they again fell in the finals to EG, earning silver medals. At HWC NA Regionals, CLG dominated the event, sweeping EG in the semifinals and defeating Denial eSports 4-2 in the finals. Heading into the the Halo World Championship 2016 with an unprecedented scrim record of 240-31, Royal2 and the #1 seeded Counter Logic Gaming squad looked completely dominant. During pool play the team played as expected, only dropping 1 game to Epsilon eSports, and headed into bracket play with ease. An early bracket matchup against rivals Evil Geniuses spelled trouble for CLG, but they dealt with it handily, sweeping EG 3-0. In the semifinals, they faced the most adversity they would see in the tournament, needing 6 games to take out Denial eSports once again. In the finals, Royal2 and crew rocketed past Naded and his Team Allegiance squad in 4-0 fashion, proving his worth once again on Counter Logic Gaming and securing the $1,000,000 1st place prize at the Halo World Championship. Throughout the season, including HWC, Royal2 showed immense skill and was regarded by fans and fellow players as one of the best players, and best snipers, in the game. This showed when soon after the event it was revealed that Royal2 finished the season with a kill/death ratio second only to Penguin.
- He is the only Canadian player on a top 8 HCS team.
- He is the only Canadian to ever win an MLG Halo championship (MLG Winter Championship 2012).
- His older brother Royal1, was also his coach during the Halo 2 Anniversary season.
- Frequent teammate of SnakeBite, has teamed with him consistently since 2011. They have only placed outside of the top 3 once together, at Iron Games Atlanta 2015.
Team and Tournament History